Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment


Mission: Girls Write Nashville is a nonprofit songwriting mentorship program based in Nashville, TN, that cultivates empowered expression and positive community for teen girls. Impacting: Empowerment through music education.

The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Youth Empowerment with Social Media. If you are looking for more examples about social media and communications technologies applied to youth empowerment, here are some additional links/groups to check out: [link] (social media used as outreach about teen dating violence). Tags: case studies presentation casestudies crime empowerment goals socialmedia strategy uk youth


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Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World

Museum 2.0

This week, my colleague Emily Hope Dobkin has a beautiful guest post on the Incluseum blog about the Subjects to Change teen program that Emily runs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Subjects to Change is an unusual museum program in that it explicitly focuses on empowering teens as community leaders. It''s about empowerment and community leadership through art and history. Watching these teens do their work has expanded my thinking on the issue of scale.

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HOW TO: Engage 5 Generations of Donors and Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While generation Z is not yet influential on your fundraising campaigns, nonprofits that work in education, child services, and youth empowerment should be laying a foundation now for future outreach. Eighty-three percent of millennials ages 18–29 use social networking sites on a regular basis as do 73 percent of teens. The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

Tech Soup Blog

It aims to provide a gateway towards empowerment, educational, and employment opportunities to lead a fulfilling, prosperous, and purposeful life. Smooth Transition began working to reach at-risk teens early — before they dropped out of high school or left the foster care system. The Inland Empire, which encompasses 27,000 square miles in Southern California, has one of the highest rates of poverty in the U.S.'s 's twenty-five metropolitan areas.

Meditations on Relevance, Part 3: Who Decides What's Relevant?

Museum 2.0

Here are two examples: Our Youth Programs Manager, Emily Hope Dobkin, wanted to find a way to support teens at the museum. Emily started by honing in on local teens' assets: creativity, activist energy, desire to make a difference, desire to be heard, free time in the afternoon. The most successful programs fostered youth empowerment and community leadership in various content areas: agriculture, technology, healing.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. Teen Book Finder (iOS), developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), helps teens, parents, teachers, and librarians find the best books and media for teens. As part of the Transforming Communities project, we had the opportunity to explore apps targeted toward youth as well as apps developed by youth.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

Museum 2.0

One of the nonprofits that inspires me locally here in Santa Cruz is a youth empowerment and food justice organization called "Food, What!?" FoodWhat's staff and teens have taught me a lot about what it really means to be relevant to people who are often overlooked or ignored. FoodWhat empowers teens to change their lives through farming and food justice. When Doron visits schools to invite teens to apply for FoodWhat, he gives a five-minute pitch on their terms.

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3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

Make sure your creative includes all of the following: Images: Timely and relevant; telling the narrative of the individual instead of the crowd; featuring faces of real people who are seeking opportunity (the empowerment the gifts are directed toward). On a mission to decrease the number of teens smoking, the Truth Campaign chose not to talk down to teens or feature an adult telling teens not to smoke.

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The Participatory Museum, Five Years Later

Museum 2.0

Every time we encourage a volunteer to launch her own collections research, or empower teens to launch their own program series, or invite new partners into our projects, we invite them to participate. I''ve gotten more comfortable and more confident with the idea of the museum as political body that advocates for empowerment and social bridging. Empowerment? This week marks five years since the book The Participatory Museum was first released.

How Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

Connection Cafe

Boston University provides in-kind space to host professional development forums, EVERFI supplies financial literacy coursework, and Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment adds expertise in the youth development space. Where does your organization sit in your community? Have you interacted with your local government, or spoken to your peers about their programs? Do you have a pulse on what the most pressing local needs are at this moment?

Igniting the 15NTC stage at lightning speed


Transcending "Social:" Visibility and Empowerment In An Uber-Mega-Meta Self-Conscious Age Speaker: Jianda Johnson, Business and Resource Development Specialist, Guadalupe Montessori School. American teens still send more SMS than any other type of message, and send more SMS than any other age group. If you''ve never seen an Ignite presentation before, let me break it down for you: 5 minutes. 20 slides. 1 slide every 15 seconds.

Caravan Studios Showcases Diverse Apps for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

The city's OpenData goals are to improve city services for residents and businesses, produce jobs, enhance economic opportunities, and increase resident engagement and empowerment. Bedsider was started as support network operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. From fracking to birth control, food ingredients to encryption, seven apps were featured in the Apps4Change event.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others. It has been almost three weeks since we concluded bbcon 2018 in Orlando, and we’re still wrapping our head around the terrific content seen and inspiring conversations overheard amongst over 2,000 attendees from across the social, private and public sectors.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good


” Presented by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, SOS_Slaves aims to raise trafficking awareness in teens while empowering them with the tools to take responsibility and speak out against this issue. The empowerment of girls in third world countries is a topic many corporate sponsors are looking to endorse. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change.

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Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

Empowerment for our participants comes from connecting to an inner wisdom that is often kept hidden from public view, but is a place of extraordinary innate strength and well being. Our grassroots campaign involves all ages from teens to seniors.

Live Blog Post from MacArthur Foundation: Virtual World Event on Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Open spaces like the Internet are always going to be about empowerment and you need to have tolerance. Teen Listening Party and Global Kids coverage. I just came from an historic and ground breaking event. I don't know if I'm still shaking from the excitement or the hour long multi-tasking frenzy of listening to a live audio feed, seeing a blog.tv stream, reading a chat history, answering ims, and taking notes! The John D. and Catherine T.